Welcome to the Dublin University Climbing Club
Trinity Climbing Wall
The new Trinity climbing wall is now open - 11m metres high and 18 metres long with space for 14 routes to be used simultaneously. The department of sports have a photo here. The sports centre is on the corner of Pearse Street and Westland Row and the impressive new climbing wall is visible from the street.
TCD Climbing Times
Members can arrive and leave at anytime during the 7-10pm session on both Tuesday and Thursday. Beginners are always welcome at sessions. Simply arrive at the wall, join the club if you haven't already done so and we'll take it from there. You require no gear aside from comfortable clothing and trainers, we provide the rest.
Belay training and testing will take place from 9-10pm during those sessions and it is quieter at the wall at that time. We will do our best to facilitate belay training and assessment for licences at each session but due to the constant bustle at the wall recently we ask members to be patient in this regard.
Gym members can still use the climbing wall outside climbing club hours so long as they have a "climbing license" (i.e. have passed a belay test). People wishing to climb should ensure that they've paid down at reception and have their receipts with them. The sports centre also request that wall users change in the changing rooms and use the lockers provided. Also note that they don't allow people to use loose chalk - but a chalk ball is easily improvised using a stocking or an old sock (clean, preferably).
The club tries to run at least 4 weekend trips away each year to a variety of locations in Ireland - from Donegal to Kerry, the Burren to Glendalough. In addition to the officially organised club trips there are often groups of people heading away to climbing meets, bouldering competitions or even just out to Dalkey Quarry for the day (or after College/work for the evening in the summer months). So come along and meet the other members and you should have no problem satisfying your cravings for climbing.
Meet the climbing club
During term time, Dublin University Climbing Club meets at the wall, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm to 10pm and sometimes on to one of our local pubs. To find out what the club is doing, join our mailing lists , check out our events page or contact one of the committee members. Alternatively we also have an experimental forum.
If you are not receiving emails from the committee please join our 'climbers' mailing list yourself through this website by following the instructions on the 'mailing lists' page.